Marvel’s Avengers Actor Says “We’ll Always Be on Someone’s Sh*t List”
Marvel’s Avengers was received in a mixed manner. Despite the good news of the game’s release for May 2020, the community has not spared criticism about the look of the heroes. For Troy Baker, the actor who plays Bruce Banner in the game, the reaction from the fans has been somewhat exaggerated.
According to the actor, the situation is due to the fans’ lack of understanding that the game does not represent the characters in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. While many expected heroes to look more like those of the movie actors, the title bets on another idea.
In that sense Baker commented the following: “We’ll always be on someone’s sh*t list, right? So when they launched the latest trailer and put it out there, the immediate backlash from fans was, ‘It doesn’t look like Chris Evans! It doesn’t look like Robert Downey Jr!’ Well, you know who it does look like? It looks exactly like Iron Man. It looks exactly like Captain America. It looks exactly like Bruce Banner.”
During the game’s panel at Manchester Comic-Con, Baker explained that Marvel’s Avengers source of inspiration comes from original materials. When he received the Bruce Banner background, he soon recognized the origin of the Ultimates saga. For the actor, this character is the “chosen one” to represent the game: “That’s the guy that literally ate New York and cannot reconcile the guilt.”
Nolan North, the interpreter who will bring Tony Stark to life in the game, also participated in the discussion and added to his colleague’s statement. For him, the title of Square Enix will allow representing those who follow the stories since childhood. “I think we’re doing real justice to the true nature of the characters and to the real fans of the comic books,” North said.
Marvel’s Avengers will release on May 15, 2020. The title is developed by Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia.